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Tales of Robin Hood are good enough for fools

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2014-08-10. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-05-08.

The proverb Tales of Robin Hood are good enough for fools (with variants such as "good for", "among fools" etc.) is among the most often cited adages relating to the outlaw through the ages. As John S. Farmer noted in explaining this proverb, "the story of Robin Hood ultimately grew so misty and traditional that the name became a generic byword for the marvellous that was not believable."[1]

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